Connect the Servo Motor

Motor Housing

Now that the code is tested, it's time to put everything together. To mount the motor inside the wrist, we will house it inside a short section of cardboard tube. A tube 2.5 to 3 inches wide is ideal, as long as it fits comfortably inside the wrist of your glove. 

Make a platform

 

Cut a section of cardboard tube about 3-4 inches long.

 

Cut a small rectangle of cardboard. This will be the platform for the servo motor.

 

Use hot glue or tape to mount cardboard platform inside tube.

Glue the Servo Motor

 

Test-fit the servo motor inside the tube.

 

Cut another small rectangle of cardboard and bend this into an isosceles triangle (3 equal sides).

 

Glue this in place inside the tube, pressed up against the side of the motor.

 

Push the bundle of fishing line through the last hole in the servo motor arm.

 

Depending on the line you are using, you may need to widen the hole.

 

Hold lines in place with tape or a dab of hot glue.

Test!

Plug your battery in and check to make sure the servo moves easily back and forth within the tube.

The lines should still be left relatively long at this point. We will tighten them up in the next step.

This guide was first published on Oct 11, 2018. It was last updated on Oct 11, 2018. This page (Connect the Servo Motor) was last updated on Jun 15, 2019.